Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Malacca ~ Historical City

After coming back from Fraser Hill, we went to Malacca that weekend. The reason is to attend a relative's wedding. The wedding dinner was held on Sunday (Dec 20th) thus we stayed a night.

Maximising our time there, we acted tourist and went sight-seeing as the last time we were there for a day trip we didnt have enough time. Majority of that trip was spent sitting in the car crawling thru Malacca's streets due to traffic jam!

1st stop after checking into our hotel (Hotel Orkid - 3 star) is to look for food to fill our tummies :) We went by foot this time. It's faster than driving since the city is crowded with cars, people and narrow 1-way streets.

We settled for Restoran Famosa. Didnt managed to walk all the way to the famous corner shop (Hoe Kee Chicken Rice Restaurant) at the bridge for their chicken rice balls as it started to drizzle. Nevertheless, I enjoyed my lunch as it was my 1st time having chicken rice balls! hehehe... Actually next time if I cook chicken rice, I can also make those rice balls, just need to shape the rice into balls that's all!

Tummies filled everyone satisfied, we continued our exploration to Malacca's town (rain stopped, yahoo!!). 1st stop is the Stadthuys or commonly known as the Red Building. It was packed with crowd at the Stadthuys square so we only see it from the opposite road and had our Cendol while enjoying the cool breeze.

Walked to Jonker street, browse the sidewalk stalls a bit and popped into my mum's relative shop/house to say "Hello, see you later tonight" and then we went back to the hotel and got ready for the wedding dinner.

Nothing much to do during the dinner, we started to camwhore with Nicklaus's hat bought at one of the stalls at Jonker Street. The next day, we bought a similar one for Cavan coz he looked so good in it! Agree? hehehe....

Following day, we started our day with breakfast in the hotel and proceed to check-out. Our sight-seeing started again. We parked our car. Checked out Taming Sari (revolving Gyro Tower) and went opposite to the Maritime Museum which was constructed after Flora De La Mar a Portugese ship which sank off the coast of Malacca on its way to Portugal. Entrance was only RM3 for adults.

The visit on board Flora De La Mar is interesting. We enjoyed climbing the ship and seeing the heros of yesteryear and had fun explaining to Cavan the barter system and olden coins use which I think to him they played with aligator and tortoise like stones! LOL!

It started to rain when we were about to finish our tour on board Flora De La Mar. As everyone was tired out we decided to visit my mum's relative in Ujong Pasir. Chatted awhile and they brought us to have Pork Satay (have chicken satay as well) for lunch. Between all of us (8 adults and 2 children) we had over 100+ sticks of satay and maybe 10? ketupat the authentic type!

After our satay lunch, we went and check out Jonker Walk. As it was Monday a working weekday, there wasnt many stalls on the sidewalk. Browse around and ended up having Durian Cendol at San Shu Gong which is a corner lot opposite the Hoe Kee Chicken Rice Restaurant.

The heat was too much to bear, we decided to head back to our relative house in Ujong Pasir to rest and let the kiddos freshen up. Feeling much fresher for the drive back to KL, we made our last stop - dinner. Went to Sg. Duyung for the fresh seafood. Satisfied we finally headed back to our home sweet home! :)


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